Former Popular Brazil Socialist President, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been freed from prison after Supreme Court ruling paved the way for thousands of convicts to be freed.
The order came hours after Lula’s lawyers requested the immediate release of the 74-year-old leftist icon, who has been serving a nearly nine-year sentence for corruption and money laundering.
Brazil former socialist president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, walks free from jail after spending 580 days in prison.
Posted by The Bell Times on Friday, November 8, 2019
Late Thursday, the Supreme Court overturned a rule requiring convicted criminals to go to jail after losing their first appeal.